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Freshers' Week Events!

This week is Freshers’ Week, and we’re very excited! As well as being in the Freshers’ Tent from 9am to 5pm each day, we have a bunch of events lined up for the week:

2pm-3pm - Coffee Morning
Blue Room, New Student Centre

1pm-2pm - Coffee Morning
Blue Room, New Student Centre

7pm-9.30pm - UCD LGBT Society Launch Night (free wine!)
Astra Hall, Old Student Centre

1pm-2pm - Coffee Morning
Blue Room, New Student Centre

7pm - Screening: Finding Nemo
Meeting Rooms ½/3, Old Student Centre
(Go up the stairs in the Atrium, take a left at The Grind, go up more stairs, and the rooms are to your right!)

12pm-1pm - Coffee morning
Blue Room, New Student Centre

7pm-9pm - Speed Friending
Red Room, New Student Centre (beside the cinema)

And we’ll be heading out to PrHomo at The Dragon after Speed Friending!

1pm-3pm - LGBTQ+ Sport afternoon: Rounders!
Astroturf pitch 3, behind the Sports Centre

Keep an eye out for our posters on campus. We’ll have information about all of these events at our stand in the Freshers’ Tent across from the Student Centre all this week. See you there! :D

This week was Rainbow Week at UCD, which means a number of events were organised to raise awareness about issues that LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people have to deal with, and promote acceptance, and protest about the fact that these people do not have equal rights (compared to other people) by law.

To protest against the law which illegalises same-sex marriages in Ireland, the LGBT society organised a Pride March, which means we all walked from the Student Centre towards the UCD lake with rainbow flags, shouting “What do we want? Equal rights! When do we want it? Now!” and then held 3 mock gay weddings. This means we went through a little ceremony where three same-sex couples were “married”. It was a lot of fun, see the pictures and video below :)